3 Reasons to Invest in Whole-House Air Filtration
Your HVAC system does far more than regulate the temperature inside of your Asheville, North Carolina home. It also regulates humidity and captures and removes a number of airborne contaminants. However, this system’s air filtration capabilities probably aren’t advanced as you think. If you’re concerned about resident health and indoor air quality, there are a number of good reasons to invest in whole-house air filtration. The following covers three of them.
1. Your HVAC Air Filter Protects Your Heater and Air Conditioner
The air filters inside of your HVAC system are actually designed to protect your heating and cooling equipment. Although they provide limited air quality benefits for residents, these components aren’t rated to collect many small-sized and micro-fine particulates. Built instead to extract pet hair, dander, dust, and lint, standard HVAC air filters allow a number of harmful contaminants, such as volatile organic compounds (VOCs), to flow right through. Moreover, if you never upgraded your standard HVAC air filter to an option with a higher maximum efficiency reporting value (MERV) rating, your indoor air likely has a fair amount of dirt, pollen, and other common allergens in it.
Whole-house air filtration systems are much higher-performing. In fact, some are capable of capturing and retaining particulates as small as the germs that are found in a sneeze. With a whole-house air filter, you’ll have fewer chemicals from cleaning solutions and air fresheners to breathe in, and fewer allergens to exacerbate conditions like COPD, asthma, and allergies.
2. Your Home Will Smell Fresher With Whole-House Air Filtration
If you’re constantly battling pet odors, cooking odors, or smoke odors, whole-house air filtration will solve the problem. Not only do these systems remove far more allergens and contaminants than standard HVAC air filters do, but they also eliminate stubborn and unpleasant smells. Once you’ve had your air filtration system installed, you can look forward to always having a fresh-smelling home.
3. Whole-Home Air Filtration Systems Limit the Transmission of Illness
Among the many things that pass through standard HVAC air filters are bacteria, mold spores, and viruses. Although having a whole-house air filter isn’t guaranteed to keep everyone from getting sick all of the time, it will limit how easily illness spreads. Best of all, by both eliminating and preventing mold, mildew, and other fungal growths, air purification systems create healthier living environments overall.
We provide heating, cooling, and electrical services to residents of Asheville, North Carolina and the surrounding communities. Our clients can also turn to us for advanced indoor air quality solutions and preventative maintenance plans. We provide a full range of electrical services as well. If you’re ready to experience the benefits of having a whole-house air filter, get in touch with 1st Choice Service Group Heating & Air now!